Remember what I said about how getting that story commission made me want to write one of my own? I could do that now. Or actually, no I couldn't. Last I heard from Feathertail (because I'm getting tired of calling him "the author"), he was going to do some research on what my story would involve, and was also pretty sure the free picture he mentioned didn't have to be related to the story. The free picture thing obviously isn't an issue (outside of having to come up with an idea for it), but towards him doing research for my story, I can't very well go ahead and start writing one of my own if the other one hasn't been finished yet. If I do, I'll just end up losing interest in that commission, and that'd be a waste of both $40 for the story, and the ~$65 I have thus far spent on the cover. Complications and whatnot aside, that simply means I can't start writing something of my own yet. No big deal either, because there's nothing stopping me from going downstairs in the afternoon now instead of staying up here until I have to leave for work, and playing Super Mario Galaxy 2. Not today, because Adam's already using the Wii, but maybe now I can get caught up again on that list of games I want to play a second, third, or, in the case of Tales of Symphonia, 8th time. I'll admit that one worries me a bit, because the reason I enjoyed it so much before was because I could really identify with it, but there's no way to know until I've tried.
By far the most important (aside from going out for snacks) right now though is replying to people I'm commissioning. One person just told me they'll be sending my picture out within the next couple days (so maybe I'll get both it and my new tail in the same week <3), and there's not much I can say to them aside from "Okay", but there are two more. The first has a new sketch for me to approve, and the second, well, they're the ones I've been waiting on since February. Our brief conversation and clarifying of things last night led to a cryptic "Surprise it is being both out of clear and the cream color!" from them. Am I to assume that means you have no clear or cream-colored plastic (the commission in question is that set of two keychains) anymore? I've waited for six months only to be told "I'm all out"? At the moment, I plan to email them again asking for clarification, and to see how much longer I'd have to wait for them to get more of either of those colors.
Either way, I don't like how cluttered this entry is becoming anymore, and it's getting really dark out there, so I might as well head off before it starts to rain. There's a severe thunderstorm watch here, which I wouldn't mind so much if it doesn't hit until I'm outside, so I'll get out there and hope for the best. At worst, I'll just end up having another shower when I get home~